Ugandan billionaire, Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has become a grandfather following daughter, Sheena and her husband, Jay Sakaria, welcoming a baby girl in the United Kingdom. The couple who tied the knot in 2016 welcomed their bundle of joy on Monday August 26, 2019.
“I’m so proud to be an uncle today to baby Arie. Congratulations to the Sakaria and Ruparelia family who have brought in the new generation of greatness to this world,” Sheena’s elder brother Rajiv Ruparelia posted on his Facebook wall.
This has not only been a great week for the Ruparelia family, but also for the friends and business associates of the property mogul. Why the double bundle of joy? – Baby Arie Sakaria was born on August 26, at the Lindo Wing Maternity, St Mary’s Hospital, an NHS hospital in Paddington, in the City of Westminster, London.
Incidentally that was the same day Justice David Wangutusi of the Commercial Court in Kampala dismissed a case brought by Bank of Uganda (BoU) against Sudhir and his Meera Investments Ltd.
The ground breaking court victory against Bank of Uganda, and the news of Sheena giving birth on the same day will forever remain special.
Sudhir Ruparelia left the country immediately, and was on the morning of Thursday, August 29, 2019 united with his granddaughter baby Arie.
As photos of the new-born baby emerged, congratulatory messages started streaming in on social media.
“Congratulations – Great feeling of being grandparents for the first time. Cannot be described in words,” Kusum Thakkar posted on facebook.
“Aww ? she’s absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful pics, Congratulations to you & Jyotsnabhabhi in becoming Nanna & Nanni … enjoy every moment x?? Sonal Ruparelia posted on Sudhir’s facebook page.
“Congratulations dada . Wishing baby good health and lots of love. She is so adorable. Sudhirbhai enjoy every moment. It’s the best feeling to hold a grand child in your arms.God Bless,” posted Ishrat Damji